Utilizing National Competencies and Standards to Develop Your Curricular Learning Goals

Although each residential curriculum or curricular approach to student life should be contextualized to an institution, there are a number of non-profits and standards bodies within higher education and student affairs that can be useful in the development of learning goals and outcomes. Many of these associations provide sample statements, rubrics and other materials that can not only help guide and shape the development of your own objectives, but also provide potentially useful tools for benchmarking and other forms of assessment. Furthermore, as nationally developed standards, they provide justification for your curriculum… Read More

2014 Ranking of the Most Engaged #HigherEd & #StudentAffairs Professional Orgs on Twitter

Having a social media presence is increasingly becoming a requirement for any organization.  I was interested in how the professional associations in higher education and student affairs engage online, so I decided to take a look at their Twitter presences and put together a ranking of the “most influential” associations. The metric I chose to use is each organization’s Klout score.  Klout is a company that uses a proprietary algorithm in an attempt to quantify the “influence” of an organization.  Klout scores range from 1-100, and it becomes exponentially harder to raise one’s… Read More